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Game wardens remind about laws for jug line fishing

Lake Hudson
Posted at 3:50 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 16:50:50-05

Game wardens are reminding Oklahomans about the regulations for jug line fishing.

Jug lining involves using lines suspended from floating jugs to catch fish in lakes or rivers.

State regulations allow for up to five hooks. A legal jugline is a vertical line suspended from a nonmetallic or nonglass floating device, drifting free or anchored. Game wardens say you have to check your jugs once every 24 hours and have your name and address written or attached to them.

"Sometimes they leave them, sometimes they lose them and without picking those up it can become a hazard or entangled in something,” game warden Chris Stover said. “Typically when we find those we will cut them and remove them from the lake if we're able to."

It is recommended to check your jugs every couple of hours so the fish are not on there too long. For more information on the regulations you can visit the wildlife department’s website by clicking here.

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